Sheriff's Office responsibilities

  • criminal investigations
  • county jail operations
  • weapon permits
  • civil process such as sheriff's sales, paper service and garnishments
  • warrants, court orders and courtroom security

Purpose Statement

As the only law enforcement office in the nation elected by the people and for the people to constitutionally serve as the supreme law enforcement authority of Winneshiek County, our purpose and mission is to ensure the safety of the public in a friendly, approachable and ethical manner, while always upholding and protecting the constitutional rights of our citizens. 

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Make it to the table this Thanksgiving: Slow down, wear your seatbelt, don’t drink and drive. Grandma is expecting you! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Case: SO17000212
Date: 11/18/2017
Time: 8:08 AM
Incident/Charge: Operating while under the influence & possession of controlled substance (marijuana) 2nd offense
Location: Townline & Highway 52

Person: Alan Holthaus
Address: Tracy, IA
Age: 55

Incident Details: Alan Holthaus was arrested and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail.

The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office hosted the 8th Grade DARE Field Trip earlier this week on November 15th. Students from South Winneshiek, Turkey Valley, C.F.S., and De Sales spent the day at the Sheriff’s Office, Decorah Fire Department and at the Winneshiek County Courthouse. The students met with an FBI agent, toured the jail, learned about the special response team, watched a K9 demonstration, explored a semi-truck while learning about truck safety and participated in a mock trail. The students enjoyed a pizza party lunch at the Decorah Fire Department. A good time was had by all!

Case: WSO1703592
Date: 11/17/2017
Time: 2:57 AM
Incident/Charge: Failure to appear warrant
Location: Frankville, Iowa

Person: Steven Nesbitt
Address: Lawler, IA
Age: 25

Incident Details: Steven Nesbitt was arrested on a Floyd County warrant and transported to the Winneshiek County Jail.

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